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Bring It On-Line: - June 26, 2017

IS IT OKAY TO LIE IN ORDER TO AVOID BREAKING A CONFIDENCE? DO YOU THINK GOD WOULD BE PLEASED IF I USED THE AVENUE OF COMIC BOOKS TO INSTILL CHRISTIAN VALUES BACK TO THE YOUTH OF TODAY? Read Transcript


It's time to Bring It On with some of your email.

And Gordon, this first one comes from Joyce, who says,

"I know it's wrong to lie, however,

what do I do when directly asked about something that I've

been instructed to keep quiet?

Is it OK to lie in order to avoid breaking a confidence?

How should Christians handle these situations?"

Joyce, you don't have to lie.

If you have been given a confidence

and have been told to keep it secret and you've pledged that,

then just keep it secret.

You can always resort to what politicians do and say,

"No comment."

I mean, there's lots of different ways to handle that,

where you don't have to lie.

You just say, "I can't comment on that,"

or "I can't talk about that."

And that way you're not lying.

You're saying, "I'm being true to the vow that I made."

People will respect you for that.

Here's a viewer who says, "I have

a talent in writing and drawing and would like

to use these talents for God.

I've always wanted to become a comic book writer,

but I'm not sure I should because comics are not

the same anymore.

Do you think God would be pleased if I used

the avenue of comic books to instill Christian values back

to the youth of today?"

I would say go for it.

Although comic books are, it's a tough business these days,

and I'm not sure it's quite the same as when I was growing up.

But if God's put it on your heart to do it,

just pray and ask him how.

What does he want you to do?

And then just start.

Sometimes you don't get the complete picture

of what you're supposed to do.

And I would say in my life I've never

gotten the complete picture, or even God telling me,

"Don't ask because you won't believe if I were to tell you,

so don't ask anymore."

And just take that first step.

Whatever that is, just take the first step and step in faith,

and then say, "OK, here, I'll do that."

And then take the next step, and see we're God leads you.

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